Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Chart of day of birth of Alvaro Colom
I wonder why there are so many top politicians with Sun-Saturn afflictions in the world. Alvaro Colom, President of Guatemala, was born on June 15, 1951 with Sun square Saturn,just like Karl Rove and Hugo Chávez. On the same day (June 15, 1951) a Dutch politician (Johan Remkes) was born. He did not become a President and there are no such accusations or situations. He is a member of parliament and a chairman of many boards (managemant of hospitals).
There is a big difference between charts of different locations and times. There is a big difference in situations, conditions and social (perhaps difficult) circumstances, too. And... there is always a difference in what a person chooses to do or not to do (in a situation that allows choices). Still, there are astrological conditions reflecting the specific situation of Colom, a man with Mars rising before the Sun (for being an entrepeneur or activist, acting first, being assertive).
Colom has been accused of being involved in murder in a video made by the victim. Colom's Solar Arc Neptune is now opposition Mercury. I hardly use solar arcs with planets but this one seems to be appropiate. Neptune is the symbol of unclarity, movies, fantasie and fiction. Mercury is the symbol of the messenger (the facts). When Mercury and Neptune are in opposition there is a question: is it fake or is it facts? Many in Guatemala have doubts now. The chart of a leading figure like a President is leading for the nation.
This all occurs with transit Uranus opposition his Saturn (the issue of restricted liberty). Transit Saturn will soon be square his Mars (the disadvantages or bad effects of being hit or hurt). Transit Saturn will square his Sun,too (and activate the existing Sun-Saturn aspect in the natal chart, showing the bad sides of life). There is a third difficult aspect: a progressed conjunction of Sun and Pluto in the next few months. That is a transformational aspect, changing your life style.
This will be followed by Saturn's return (feeling the disadvantages of your age).
It seems difficult to maintain his position with those kind of afflictions, but without hour of birth one cannot be sure about the results. It all depends on the position from the start, the situation of the nation etc. And not in the last place: on the individual natal chart.
Effect of Sun-Saturn aspects (managing to be in charge).
*)In Mercury and lies I write about the Mercury-Neptune way of lying:
Mercury-Neptune hides facts (remains silent), invents facts or simply misunderstands the information and is confused. Lying with a Mercury-Neptune is easy and is done by giving misty information or by 'pretending' facts.
Sometimes people with a prominent Mercury-Neptune combination in their charts become the victim of false information or others simply don't believe what they are saying because it sounds like if the person is inventing it (thinking too long, known for having a fantasy etc....). When you have to invent stories because you are an author, this aspect can be a blessing, but in real life it is not easy.